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The disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia: Context, cause, and response

Woinarski, J.C.Z.; Legge, Sarah; Fitzsimons, James A.; Traill, Barry J.; Burbidge, Andrew; Fisher, Alaric; Firth, Ron S.C.; Gordon, I.J.; Griffiths, Anthony D; Johnson, Christopher N.; McKenzie, Norm L; Palmer, Carol; Radford, Ian; Rankmore, Brooke; Ritchie, Euan G.; Ward, Simon; Ziembicki, Mark


This article provides a context to, attempts an explanation for, and proposes a response to the recent demonstration of rapid and severe decline of the native mammal fauna of Kakadu National Park. This decline is consistent with, but might be more accentuated than, declines reported elsewhere in northern Australia; however, such a comparison is constrained by the sparse information base across this region. Disconcertingly, the decline has similarities with the earlier phase of mammal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00164.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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